He says "Come on guys, this is so sickly, it's painful" I, I might add, at this point in time, he's since apologised for saying that. So, we asked her to give us the inside track on how the commissioning process works at BBC Radio 4 and where a budding scriptwriter should start if they want to write for radio.
And once you've got that idea locked in your mind, the song came around very, very quickly. Oh hold it, hold it.
The BBC Light Programme, while principally devoted to light entertainment and music, carried a fair share of drama, both single plays generally, as the name of the station indicated, of a lighter nature and serials. He was flouting those rules for a reason. A way we developed to do it, we, we made some tape loops in the studio um, which were about 16 feet long so you wouldn't have a loop going ah ah ah ah.
The first of his radio plays to make his reputation was Mathry Beaconabout a small detachment of men and women still guarding a Top Secret "missile deflector" somewhere in Wales, years after the war has ended.
For a fact, the beat stops, someone's dancing to it, they're gonna suddenly [stomps foot] stand there and say "What are you doing.
So we changed the rhythm completely, and we put two whacking great guitar solo's in there, in the middle of this quiet, soft, floaty song. Why, was it more comfortable writing with Graham than it was with, with Kevin and Lol.
To get a movie into the world, someone needs to love it enough to spend millions of pounds on it - and years of their life.
But it really got me to thinking now how can I say the same words without saying I love you. Wouldn't have suited you, Eric And you carried on very successfully, which is unusual, often when, when major figures from a band leave, and that band carries on, the band doesn't do as well.
And even worse I guess to do it live.
I could hear [cups hands over mouth and 'does' the guitar intro'] you must have been so loud. All these little [twiddly guitar section], it's quite Bossa Nova-ry.
However, people were walking round the studio er, the engineers, the girl in the office, would be going around going I'm not in love Yeah, we didn't get plays and er, so we had to put another version out saying we're the worst band in the world but we don't give up.
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You are listening to "I write the songs" here on BBC Radio Wales, with me, Alan Thompson. And I'm delighted to say my special guest on the programme today, having a chat about his lengthy career and playing some live music, we've popped up to London today to Maida Vale Studios here in London to meet the one and only Mr Eric Stewart.
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